RADSOUND // SOTW: EVEN IF IT’S A LIE – MATT MALTESE
Originally published on Radsound
Our single of the week comes from Reading’s Matt Maltese with ‘Even If It’s A Lie’.
Hailed as the new Tom Odell by those who have crossed his path and with his debut self release EP reaching no. 6 in the iTunes songwriter chart – on top of being invited to perform a session for Burberry aged just 16 – ‘Even If It’s A Lie’ is the latest taste of the young singer-songerwriter’s sombre sounds.
With Maltese’s voice taking centre stage carrying subdued tones discussing love that builds up into an enchanting – and instantly catchy – outpouring of emotion in the chorus, the minimal instrumentation of a soft piano melody and distant backing vocals is all the track needs to lift it into realms of brilliance and make it more than worthy of this week’s title
With an impressive back catalog and continuing outputs such as this at such a young age, Maltese is only set to storm into further recognition for his pure and encapsulating music as the year goes on.